Dc chillin wrote:
Would just like the challenge notion of tough conditions. Obviously no humidity is preferable to humidity and 50 degrees would be preferable to 70 degrees, but in reality 70 and humid is nothing. I live in dc and from April to October it's 80-90+ with 95-100 percent humidity every single day. Not the best running weather and u sweat alot but people still can throw down good race times without weather as an excuse. Not taking anything away from Hasay I was very impressed. On the men's side is was just a bad race forget a little bit of humidity.
The key point you are missing though is that the other elite runners tended to run a bit slower than expected, much like how we might expect the weather to impact the race. When everyone else is slower than expected and Hasay is faster than expected then I think the weather adjustment is the obvious way to evaluate her run.